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DIY Enclosure Case for SX300 G-Sensor VW APV Box Mod
DIY Enclosure Case for SX300 G-Sensor VW APV Box Mod

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Overall   (4.5)
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
PROS
Nice anodizing Very good contacts in the battery holder Just a shade less width than the Chana I have Button response Adequate build space Electrical compartment cover is cut to size well. Battery holder fits snug into the enclosure. Spring loaded 510 connector although it is chromed brass it does have a copper center pin, the press fit may pose a challenge for some. 18 gauge wire supplied for battery connections. Cover fits reasonably well.
CONS
Button extends into electronics chamber a bit further than I would prefer. Ring terminal for grounding either needs more recess or a thinner ring. Screw for ring terminal is a counter sinking type screw with a flat base on its head. 510 connector has to be press fit, likely a challenge for non-experienced. The body of the 510 connector is chromed brass. Depth of the drip well does not match the height of a FDVs 510 which protrudes or the Varitube style connector which is slightly recessed. Clear plastic for the display window is scratched. Supplied small gauge wires could be utilized incorrectly by the non-experienced.
Although I don't intend on using the supplied 510 connector it is spring loaded and easy to work with, its only fault I have found is that it is chromed brass which means less conductivity because of the chrome and may be prone to thread striping because of the brass being a soft metal. I also purchased the Varitube style 510 connector which I feel fits better than a FDVs 510 although it will end up being slightly recessed. The hole for the 510 connector will have to be drilled and tapped for a FDVs or Varitube style connector. Looks like I'm going to have to buy a tap for the Varitube 510 as I like its slightly recessed look compared to the FDVs protruding slightly above the top of the enclosure. The enclosure is very nice with good anodizing and decently threaded fit for the button. I'll be recessing magnets in the cover and enclosure as I am opposed to carrying tools with me for battery changes. 1/8" diameter by 1/16" thick magnets look to be reasonably suitable for this purpose and my epoxy is already curing in the cover. The ringed terminal for grounding doesn't exactly center over the supplied threaded hole in the enclosure. The supplied counter sinking screw wouldn't exactly be my choice as it likely creates less surface area contact than a flat surface under the head of a screw would. Being this is silver anodized it makes it hard to tell if anodizing was removed from the grounding terminals contact point but it will be if it is there. Summing this enclosure and parts, it's a good deal especially if you look at milling the metal yourself and anodizing.
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Chi You Mechanical Mod
Chi You Mechanical Mod

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Overall   (2.5)
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
PROS
Decent mechanical device Adjustable battery connection at the 510 pin Easy to upgrade to magnetic switch Switches distance of throw Switch spring is strong enough for a 18650 and Ithaka without firing while standing on button Capable of flush mount depending on battery and accessory
CONS
Kick won't fit Poor threading as to depth inside of cylinders Air flow adjustment very accessory dependent as well as when it works its pretty much just opened or closed. A different o-ring may help a bit but I doubt it especially with a Puritank, no flow with the Puritank.
This is only after a quick first inspection and a few hours tinkering. As a straight battery device it's decent. Adjustments have to be made here and there but I'd give it decent as a straight battery device and no better! These adjustments often end up leaving your accessory/atty mounted on the 510 connection alone not flush mounting making the connection weak and yes this could change with different battery lengths. As for being a kicked device, well my kick will not fit, no how no way! In one tube its too tight and in the main battery tube my kick is way too loose. I've never seen this before but the inside diameter of the tubing used to make these devices changes diameter drastically! Try swapping the tubes turning them upside down into the top of the battery cylinder for the kick and this leaves a gap between battery tubes. I'm left with the idea these are factory seconds or thirds and that they were turned out on automated screws as the two I ordered are identical twins with exactly the same flaws and who knows how many more went through on this flawed program. No circuit board, full mechanical mod Random serial number Laser engraving logo and patterns Stainless steel construction Telescopic 510 center pin (silver-plated) Spring-loaded firing button Bottom locking ring (is NOT reverse threaded) Top cap with airflow control ring Recessed 510 threading connector Powered by 1*18350/1*18500/1*18650/1*18650+Kick (batteries and kicks sold separately) BS and loads of it for a meager tidy sum as listed. So if you like your kicked devices this one is a gamble to a no go. In my opinion it should not be advertised as a kick able device. Even with a sleeve for a kick the changing diameter of the battery tubes makes fitting a kick close to impossible. Good old FastTech QC at work for us!
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Kindbright FL Styled RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer
Kindbright FL Styled RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer

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Overall   (4.2)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Great air flow to vapor ratio Flavor is very good considering the 24mm diameter atomizer Very easy coil builds Easy to fill with liquid It squonks, (see center pin mention!)
CONS
Squonk pin screwdriver slot depth is far too shallow. No glass tank section included. No 510 drip tip adapter Odd sized drip tip. Drip allows my lips to touch the hot metal, although a 510 will fit into the included mouth piece. Big ole juice pig for a single coiler! ;o)
Although I've listed faults this is no earthquake, I've ordered two more. The squonk pin is the worst of the faults as I had to tap a torx bit into the liquid hole in order to get the center pin adequately tightened.
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Authentic Cthulhu V2 RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer
Authentic Cthulhu V2 RTA Rebuildable Tank Atomizer

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Overall   (4.2)
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PROS
easy filling real good flavor no need to dump liquid to adjust coils or build new coils Dual and single coil build decks included
CONS
Doesn't wick really well with Juice flow control installed using high VG liquids Machining is decent but lacks slightly, threading isn't 100% tight tolerance. One of my grub screws wants to strip the allen wrench recess Slight gap between the tanks glass and stainless could gather dust and look bad quickly. AFC is pretty loose. Post holes for coil wires are just a little high. Filling cap could use something for manual grasping but works decent if not tightened too tightly.
My first build I rushed with a couple contact coils leaving the AFC in place and no wick holding ring, this wasn't stellar even with 50/50 liquid. My second dual coil build, 26 gauge 316 SS, 8 spaced wraps on a 2.5mm mandrel ohms tested at 2.8 ohms is pretty damn awesome! I removed the AFC and left the wick holding ring in place and went fairly light on the Cellucotton wicking material. I'm running 90% VG and the wicking is keeping up very well. Overall a great atomizer with very minor flaws.
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Hotcig D-N-A 200W 900mAh TC Temperature Control VW Variable Wattage AVP Box Mod
Hotcig D-N-A 200W 900mAh TC Temperature Control VW Variable Wattage AVP Box Mod

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Overall   (4.0)
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PROS
Build construction is better than I expected Authentic DNA 200 Bright clear display All functions are working Plenty of depth on the 510 connector Gold plated 510 center pin Gold plated power contacts Two means of charging 510 pin sits high enough for larger atomizers Rubberized exterior coating is nice I can replace the Lipo eventually
CONS
Somewhat subjective but the battery life is what I expected. It isn't going to last me a full day even at 30 watt output on a .04 ohm coil.
I'm pleasantly surprised with the build quality as I don't have to do any of what I thought I might with this device. I'm can be a very picky person so consider this very high praise. I had been questioning the potential battery life and it's about what I expected but I have been running a very low ohms resistance coil too. It should have reasonable battery life running a .1 ohm coil or higher, at least a full day I'd guess above .1. The rubberized exterior was a nice surprise, real comfortable in the hand and buttons are easily accessed. The Lipo charger I'm not sure about, it has the Lipo charging on it now and it isn't getting warm. I'll hook it up to Escribe once charged and see what it has to say. Speaking of Escribe I'd make that the first step if you purchase this device, my software was outdated. Like I said I'm picky and I like this device, I will like it more when the other battery options show up!
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